When was the last time you got lost in a good book without feeling any guilt over the time spent? Whether your an avid reader or crazy busy and constantly promising yourself to read more, a cozy reading nook is key. Thanks to Kate Arends of the wildly popular blog Wit & Delight for sharing her design ideas with us below. Kate is truly talented at creating award-winning design, marketing, and products for nationally renowned brands like Target, 3M, and Fossil. We recently had the privilege of speaking with Kate on our podcast (listen here), she shares about the growing pains and occasional self doubt along the way and how the struggles taught her to develop and sharpen her leadership skills. Give the interview a listen and Get To Know Kate.
A well-planned reading space will do wonders towards creating an atmosphere conducive to relaxation and imagination. It will call your name and draw you in every time you walk by. We love the simplicity and coziness of these ideas from Wit & Delight. There is something peaceful about a clean and organized space. Add a touch of soft comfort like a good blanket or throw pillow and you’re in business. You really only need a few things to master a cozy nook: an extra comfy chair to curl up on, books or a bookshelf, and good lighting. To top the space off, add something living like a houseplant.
What a fantastic idea to create a reading nook for children. Is there any better way of inspiring our kids to have a lasting love of reading? If you’re loving these ideas as much as we are, head over to Kate’s website and give the whole post a read. You’ll also find links to some of the furniture and cushions. While there, make sure to look through her other posts, there is so much inspiring design and lifestyle content if will blow your mind with Pinterest-worthy inspiration. Happy reading!